It’s been a hectic several days inside Daniel Hand High School’s football program. First, Dave Mastroianni was asked to step-down as the team’s head coach. No reason was given for why Mastroianni was asked to resign.
Then school officials named former Hand head coach Steve Filippone as the team’s head coach. Filippone, who stepped-down at Hand in 2016, led the program to seven state titles after taking-over in 1989.
On Friday, WTNH-TV reported that Mastroianni agreed to resign and then he was placed on administrative leave from his job as a social studies teacher.
Last season, Hand lost to St. Joseph in the Class L state championship, finishing No. 3 in our Connecticut Top 10.